Longbow Golf Club continued its 2020 run of hosting prestigious competitive golf events recently hosting the 2020 American Junior Golf Association’s PING Heather Farr Classic held September 18 – 20. These players join a long list of big names in golf that have both participated and won the event (see below). Adam Miller of Phoenix won the boys division and Dianna Lee of San Diego finished first in the girls division. Miller (8-under par 134) won by three strokes over Jackson Rivera of San Diego, while Lee (3-under par 139) finished one stroke ahead of three golfers. The Heather Farr Classic titles marked the first AJGA victories for both Miller and Lee. The 2020 Heather Farr Classic featured a field of 78 golfers (54 boys and 24 girls) ages 12 to 19 competing in the 36-hole stroke play event. Congratulations to all!
Miller, part of the class of 2023, had 11 birdies overall and went 33 holes without a bogey. Lee had zero bogeys on the back nine throughout the entire tournament on her way to victory. View full AJGA PING Heather Farr Classic results here.
“This was only my second American Junior Golf Association event so I was just really surprised in myself that I could win,” said Miller.
Past boys champions of the AJGA PING Heather Farr Classic, include PGA TOUR star Hunter Mahan, Beau Hossler, Philip Francis, and Drew Kittleson. Past girls champions include many LPGA players, including Amanda Blumenherst, Paula Creamer, Alison Lee, Inbee Park, Mina Harigae, Moriya Jutanugarn and Hannah O’Sullivan.
The AJGA PING Heather Farr Classic is named in honor of the late Heather Farr. Born and raised in Arizona, Farr played collegiate golf at Arizona State University and had victories in the U.S. Girls Junior and the USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links. She was a Curtis Cup team member and broke onto the LPGA Tour in 1986. At the age of 24, Farr was diagnosed with breast cancer, and ultimately died from the disease when she was just 28. The event honors her spirit, courage and tenacity. Longbow Golf Club as hosted the AJGA Ping Heather Farr Classic for 11-plus years.
Longbow Golf Club is no stranger to hosting competitive events and tournaments in 2020. The Ken Kavanaugh-designed golf course has hosted multiple Cactus Tour events (one in April and one in August), as well as the LPGA Symetra Tour’s Founders Tribute at Longbow held August 14 – 16. The Founders Tribute was won by Sarah White (-15) with Sophia Popov finishing one stroke back at 14-under par. One week later, Popov went on to win the AIG Women’s Open in Scotland.
Longbow also hosts tournaments for the AGA, USGA, NCAA, NJCAA, AJGA, JGAA as well as high school practice and competition and is the instruction home of the Fisher Bryan Golf Academy and a major instruction programming site for The First Tee of Phoenix.